Ohio State insider provides realistic timeline of decision on Urban Meyer
When Ohio State announced it would have an independent working group investigate Urban Meyer’s alleged knowledge of Zach Smith’s history of domestic violence, the school gave a 14-day timetable for the situation to be resolved.
But the investigation, and the decision on Meyer, will exceed that timeframe and could potentially stretch into the later part of this week, according to Ohio State insider Tom Orr of The Ozone.
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Orr wrote on Monday that a decision won’t come until at least Tuesday, but could come as late as Thursday.
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Here was Orr’s update:
The 24-hour notice rule means that the Board of Trustees meeting can’t happen before sometime late Tuesday. That means the earliest you could possibly hear an announcement on Meyer’s future is Tuesday night.
More likely, it would come sometime on Wednesday or perhaps even Thursday.
The big tipoff will come when the Board of Trustees schedules its meeting. Once that happens, a final decision will likely be just a day or two away.
After implementing the 14-day timetable when the investigation began, Ohio State President Michael Drake said that the investigation will be “finished when it is finished.”
Meyer is still on paid administrative leave.